Here we are again on Tuesday, ready to join the T-Party hosted by Elisabeth and Bleubeard. All we need is a beverage somewhere in our blog.
I have a beverage, but first, let me show you my postcards. The first one is very special. It is a postcard of the Postcrossing meeting in Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia. Postcrossing (sending postcards to people all over the world) is done by 765765 people in 215 countries in the world. It is an online community, but sometimes it is nice to meet up. Local groups organise the meet-ups and this one was organized by Bridget Larsen, an online friend of mine who lives in Australia. I know Bridget through crafting blogs like WOYWW.
She thought of me and sent me this card. It is signed by the people that attended the meeting and of course it has a beautiful stamp.Thanks Bridget, for the lovely card and stamp. Your island looks idyllic.
The next card comes from Germany. It was sent to me by Gisa, who has graduated in Social Work but is working as an au-pair this summer.
The card is a quote by Hermann Scherer, who is a motivational speaker and runs seminars and lectures all over the world.
Substitute every heart with the letter E, you get: Lieben ist ein Verb! Und die Liebe ist das Ergebnis des Liebens des Tuns. This translates into something like:
To love is a verb! And love is the result of the love of doing.
The stamp is great. A little bit of history there. It features the cathedral of Worms and celebrates its 1000 year anniversary. Wikipedia writes about Worms: Is situated on the Upper Rhine about 60 kilometres (40 miles) south-southwest of Frankfurt-am-Main. It had approximately 82,000 inhabitants as of 2015.
A pre-Roman foundation, Worms was the capital of the Kingdom of the Burgundians in the early 5th century and hence the scene of the medieval legends referring to this period, notably the first part of the Nibelungenlied. Worms has been a Roman Catholic bishopric since at least 614, and was an important palatinate of Charlemagne. Worms Cathedral is one of the Imperial Cathedrals and among the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Germany. Worms prospered in the High Middle Ages as an Imperial Free City. Among more than a hundred Imperial Diets held at Worms, the Diet of 1521 (commonly known as the Diet of Worms) ended with the Edict of Worms in which Martin Luther was declared a heretic. Today, the city is an industrial centre and is famed as the origin of Liebfraumilch wine. Other industries include chemicals, metal goods and fodder.
I received another Pocket Letter. This time from Finland. The theme was 'In Bloom'.Isn't it beautiful? My swap partner was Aino in Finland. She has added some lovely stylish goodies in the back pockets and a hand written letter.
The whole Pocket Letter was folded and wrapped in this gorgeous hand-made paper, which had dried flowers incorporated in it.
Now a little bit about our trip to Italy. I told you last week that the weather was awful. It rained for two weeks. But one afternoon, it didn't rain so much, so my friend offered to take us to San Vito Chietino, on the Adriatic coast, not far from where we were staying. San Vito is famous for its Trabucco (plural: trabocchi).
This is the village seen from the pier:
Wikipedia says about San Vito:
The town is home to the "La Costa dei Trabocchi". Trabocchi are giant wooden platforms built since 1400, in the middle of the sea. They can be seen from the town of Ortona to Fossacesia. For local fishermen this was one of the methods to fish an abundant catch for the residents.
Here is a trabucco:
We walked along the pier to the old trabucco, which is now a restaurant. (Only fish, and only by appointment)
Here are hubby and I posing while we eat an ice cream.
The ice cream was bought in the coffee shop, but I'll come to that later. We walked back along the beach to the coffee shop.
They were getting the beach ready for the season, but with this sort of weather there was nobody about.
We went to have coffee shop/Ice cream parlour called Copa de Dora. This was meant to be my beverage entry but I was so impressed with the pastries, that i forgot to take a picture of the coffee. Just look at this:
As if that wasn't enough, hubby wanted to try the ice cream:
It was locally made ice cream with only natural ingredients and real fruit, just like we like it.
I took pictures at the cafe especially for T for Tueday, but I forgot to photograph the coffee! Silly me! So I have dug up this (old)photo of me and hubby at a fish restaurant. Hubby doesn't like fish so he ordered a hamburger! He is drinking beer and I have a lovely dry white wine.
That is it my lovelies. A very happy T-Day.